Grindelwald, Wengen and Mürren are famous for exceptional Swiss Alps scenery, high elevation, great snow, lots of off-piste terrain, and delightful chalets, hotels
and restaurants in the beautiful ski villages. The views of the Eiger, Monch
and Jungfrau dominate the skyline wherever you ski making for an exceptional
scenic ski holiday. As for where to stay when skiing the Jungfrau, Mürren and
Wengen are the two most charming alpine villages at the base of the ski slopes.
Both are car free, with classic chalets and hotels.
Mürren is the smallest, on the mountainside and without motor
vehicles so its delightfully quiet and quaint with just a few lodging options in
chalets like Hotel Alpina, Hotel Eiger and Hotel Alpenruh. All these Mürren
hotels are well located
in this on mountain ski village at 5,374' reached by ski lifts and train.
Wengen is a more bustling ski village, also car-free, and
beautiful, also reached by train. The views from Wengen of the Eiger so close and the surrounding Alps
and the 72 waterfalls of Lauterbrunnen across the valley are magnificent. Wengen has 21
hotels from the popular Beausite Park Hotel high on the hill to the Hotel Regina
closer to town and the train station.
We stayed at The Hotel Regina, scenically perched just above
the village of Wengen. This grand old 4-star hotel remains happily fixed in
another era with old world décor and traditional service. Dating back to 1894,
Hotel Regina's spacious lobby and bar are classic old Swiss style. Guests gather for
Piano Bar music and après ski cocktails (and to go online since the free WiFi
does not extend to guest rooms) before dining in the elegant dining room. Mr.
Meyer is the overly-attentive host and hotelier, greeting guests by name and
inquiring about their ski day. Our guest room was Swiss décor, floral, clean,
comfortable, dated. The view from our balcony was the best, you won't find
better, we loved sitting out
watching the alpenglow as the sun set over the Alps. Half board includes a
buffet breakfast and menu choices in the formal dining room each evening. The
Hotel Regina has a convenient ski room that is ski in/ski out if you catch the
path properly, and a massage and beauty treatment Spa. You can
even walk the house pet, Caramel the Cocker Spaniel.
Grindelwald village is not as charming and much busier than the other Jungfrau ski
villages, since cars are allowed, there are more ski chalets and over 40 hotels,
like the Hotel Gletschergarten and Hotel Eiger. No matter where you stay in the
Jungfrau, you can take trains, cable cars, gondolas and chairlifts to connect to
the three ski resorts of Mürren-Schilthorn,
Klein Scheidegg-Mannlichen and
A ski holiday of at least five days is recommended to explore all the
skiing in the Jungfrau, perhaps combining
your ski trip with a visit to the nearby Haslital also part of the